Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don’t matter at all, because once you are Real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand. (“The Velveteen Rabbit”)
We live in this world, not in some world we would like to imagine.
Live an active life among people who are doing worth-while things, keep eyes and ears and mind and heart open to absorb truth, and then tell of the things you know, as if you know them. The world will listen, for the world loves nothing so much as real life.
First you create this universe with sound, then it becomes real and you move into it.
I’d been running for most of life, from what only I really knew but seldom talked about. It was time to stop running and face some harsh realities.
The importance of ‘nonsense’ can hardly be overstated. The more clearly we experience something as nonsense, the more clearly we are experiencing the boundaries of our own self-imposed cognitive structures. Nonsense is that which does not fit into the pre-arranged patterns we have superimposed on reality. Nonsense is nonsense only when we have not yet […]
Fantasies are more than substitutes for unpleasant reality; they are also dress rehearsals, plans. All acts performed in the world begin in the imagination.
Better a dish of illusion and a hearty appetite for life than a feast of reality and indigestion therewith.